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Also Known As: Ann Revere Died: December 18, 1990
Born: June 25, 1903 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Character actress from the stage who specialized in portraying morally upright mothers. Plain, if slightly severe-looking, Revere hit her stride during the 1940s when she won an Oscar as Elizabeth Taylor's wise mother in "National Velvet" (1944), she was also nominated for Academy Awards as the mother of Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), and Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947). Perhaps her most representative role was as John Garfield's mother and conscience in Robert Rossen's moral indictment of the American dream, "Body and Soul" (1947). Among several who worked on the film, Revere was blacklisted by the industry for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. After playing Montgomery Clift's Salvation Army mother in "A Place in the Sun" (1951), a role that reputedly was substantially cut as a result of her blacklisting, Revere's film career virtually ended. She returned to the stage, winning a Tony Award in 1960 for her performance in Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" and began acting on TV in 1962. After an absence of 19 years, she returned to the big screen in "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon" (1970). ...

Character actress from the stage who specialized in portraying morally upright mothers. Plain, if slightly severe-looking, Revere hit her stride during the 1940s when she won an Oscar as Elizabeth Taylor's wise mother in "National Velvet" (1944), she was also nominated for Academy Awards as the mother of Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), and Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947).

Perhaps her most representative role was as John Garfield's mother and conscience in Robert Rossen's moral indictment of the American dream, "Body and Soul" (1947). Among several who worked on the film, Revere was blacklisted by the industry for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. After playing Montgomery Clift's Salvation Army mother in "A Place in the Sun" (1951), a role that reputedly was substantially cut as a result of her blacklisting, Revere's film career virtually ended. She returned to the stage, winning a Tony Award in 1960 for her performance in Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" and began acting on TV in 1962. After an absence of 19 years, she returned to the big screen in "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon" (1970).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Birch Interval (1976) Mrs Tanner
2.
 Two For the Money (1972) Mrs Gap
3.
4.
 Macho Callahan (1970) Crystal
5.
 The Great Missouri Raid (1951) Mrs. Samuels
6.
 A Place in the Sun (1951) Hannah Eastman
7.
 You're My Everything (1949) Aunt Jane
8.
 Gentleman's Agreement (1948) Mrs. Green
9.
 Deep Waters (1948) Mary McKay
10.
 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948) Judith Dominy
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Performed in stock and regional theaters
1934:
Broadway debut, "The Children's Hour"
1934:
Film debut, "Double Door"
1951:
Refused to testify before HUAC
1950:
Last film before being blacklisted, "A Place in the Sun"
1962:
First appeared on TV in "The Edge of Night"
1970:
First film after being blacklisted, "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon"
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Education

American Laboratory School: New York , New York -
Wellesley College: Wellesley , Massachusetts - 1926

Notes

"Nobody went to jail because they were Communists. They went to jail for contempt. But the awful thing about the whole bloody era was that whether you answered or didn't, cooperated or not, you were dead in the business."--Anne Revere in 1975 interview.

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husband:
Samuel Rosen. Stage director. Married April 11, 1935 until his death in 1984.

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father:
Clinton Revere. Stockbroker.

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